Archive for September, 2011

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt – book review

Monday, September 19th, 2011

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt by Toby Wilkinson My rating: 4 of 5 stars In the future, when someone uses the phrase, "monumental effort," I will think of this book. Mr. Wilkinson has not only attempted, but delivered, a summary history of the Egyptian civilization, from conception to Cleopatra. Aside from the ...

Moment of Truth in Iraq – book review

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Moment of Truth in Iraq by Michael Yon My rating: 3 of 5 stars A good compilation of Mr. Yon's blog posts plus some original material from the relevant period of his war reporting in Iraq. The story is worthy, but the book is fatally flawed by a lack of professional editing. ...

What Do You Make?

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Here in the United States, this is a holiday weekend. The holiday is Labor Day, which was established to celebrate the work and efforts of all who toil to earn a living. Like most holidays, it has accrued additional meanings and symbolism over the years. For some, it is a fashion milestone, signaling ...